Accompanying the rising temperatures have been rising electric bills, with the electric use for the country reaching an all-time high amid the heatwave.
Temperatures continued to rise on Sunday * despite September usually marking a decrease in the summer heat, the ongoing heatwave is expected to last until at least the weekend.
Extreme heat could pose a serious health risk for at-risk populations, including the elderly, people with cardio-vesicular diseases and young children.
It all started when a local food stand owner in Amman offered shwarma for the extremely low price of less than NIS 6 per serving.
The Israel Meteorological Service's Discomfort Index predicts that heat stress will be heavy to extreme throughout the week.
More significant drops in the temperature are expected over the weekend with rain forecast for Sunday.
Residents of an immigrant absorption center in Beersheba are living through the heatwave without air conditioning
The Fire and Rescue Services believes that the fire began at about 10 p.m. on Monday near the Palestinian Authority and progressed toward the area currently affected by the fire.
If temperatures remain as forecast, then this would be the first time that such high temperatures were ever reported for six days straight in Israel.